Shark® is a fast acting contact herbicide that desiccates and controls weeds through a process of membrane disruption. Shark® is rapidly absorbed through the foliage and green stems of plants. Within a few hours following application, the foliage of susceptible plants show signs of desiccation and then death of the weed or plant tissue follows within a few days.
Shark® may be used for the desiccation of Potato haulms, for de-suckering Grape vines and Hops and it may be added to contact and systemic herbicides to speed up knockdown and improve the control of certain broadleaf weeds.
Application of Shark® for broadleaf weed control should target small actively growing weeds. Under warm moist conditions, herbicide symptoms may be accelerated, while under very dry or cold conditions, the expression of herbicidal symptoms is slowed. Weeds hardened off by drought are less susceptible to Shark®.
For most weed control uses, Shark® should be tank mixed with formulations of knockdown herbicides including any Roundup* formulations, other products based on glyphosate, Gramoxone*, Preeglone*, Buster*, Touchdown*, Amitrole and other herbicides. Follow all precautions for use on the companion product label.
Shark® should not be applied in spray mixtures that have a pH below 5 or above 8. LI 700* may be added to acidify high pH water, to aid in drift control and to improve efficacy in many situations.
Half fill the spray tank and start agitation. Add the required amount of Shark® directly into the water. When applied in mixtures, add the Shark® first followed by the required amount of companion herbicide. Complete filling the spray tank and maintain agitation until spraying is complete.
Shark® in mixture with a companion herbicide may be applied through any conventional spray equipment that does not produce off target spray drift. Apply in sufficient water to obtain complete coverage of all parts of the weeds. Only apply Shark® pre sowing of the crop.
Shark® is a very sticky product that will adhere to tank walls and may therefore cause crop damage if not fully removed before using sprayers for selective weed control or the application of fungicides, insecticides etc. After spraying with Shark®: Add 500 ml All-Clear* per 100 L of water and circulate through the spray tank and all spray lines. Allow to stand for 15 minutes, then empty the tank by spraying out through nozzles and lines.
Should small quantities of Shark® remain in inadequately cleaned mixing, loading and/or spray equipment, they may be released during subsequent applications potentially causing effects to sensitive crops and other vegetation. To ensure residue and deposit removal allow All-Clear* mixture to stand overnight in lines and tank. This applies particularly to aged and perished spray hoses and lines. This treatment can remove any residues of Shark® in the spray rig.
DO NOT apply sprayer cleaning solutions or rinsate to sensitive crops.
Storage & Disposal
STORAGE: Store in original container tightly closed and in a locked, dry, cool, well ventilated area, away from feed, seeds and foodstuffs. This product is classified under HSNO as 9.1A, and storage of certain quantities may require bunding and signage. See the HAZNOTE for further information.
PRODUCT DISPOSAL: Ensure unwanted product is used by another operator strictly in accordance with label directions.
CONTAINER DISPOSAL: Triple rinse container and add residue to spray tank. Recycle through the Agrecovery programme.
When stored appropriately this product should show no significant degradation for two years. Contact your supplier for further information about the use of any product that is older than this.
FIRST AID: If swallowed DO NOT induce vomiting. For advice, contact the National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON (0800 764 766) or a doctor immediately. If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water.
DISCLAIMER: This is not the Shark® label. To view or print the label for this product, click the "SDS/Label" tab at the top of this page. Always follow label instructions.
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